After seeing the videotape of Terrell Owens’ latest touchdown celebration, the NFL office wasn’t laughing. Owens said Wednesday he was fined “a good chunk of money” — which he later defined as thousands of dollars — for a celebration that included him using the goal post and football to poke fun at the New England
Jets coach Eric Mangini cleared the air with Baltimore’s Brian Billick after the Ravens coach accused New York of using an “illegal” ploy to draw his team offside during Sunday’s game. “I talked to Brian (Tuesday) and we had a good conversation,” Mangini said Wednesday. “It was important for me to talk to him and
Running back Frank Gore didn’t return from his mother’s funeral in Miami in time for the San Francisco 49ers’ practice Wednesday. Coach Mike Nolan expects the Pro Bowl starter to be back in practice Thursday with the 49ers, who face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Left tackle Jonas Jennings, fullback Moran Norris and running backs
Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson ruled out playing against Indianapolis this week as he recovers from a sprained knee. Asked Wednesday if there was any chance he could play against the Colts, Johnson said: “No. I mean as it looks right now, you look at me right now, no I wouldn’t be out there on
Mark Ingram, a receiver on the New York Giants team that won the 1991 Super Bowl, was ordered to stand trial on charges he broke into a garage and stole a woman’s purse. A judge ruled Wednesday there was enough evidence for the 41-year-old former Michigan State star to go to trial on charges of
The Bengals signed free agent linebacker Dhani Jones to a one-year contract Wednesday, a day after waiving linebacker Andre Frazier. Jones played four seasons with the New York Giants and three with Philadelphia, starting 13 games last season. The Eagles released him April 30 and he signed with New Orleans, which released him Aug.
Right guard Randy Thomas will have surgery Wednesday morning on his torn left triceps, the second major operation in two weeks on a Washington Redskins offensive lineman. Thomas, who underwent an MRI on Tuesday, will have to wear a splint or cast for at least six weeks and will likely need rehabilitation for several weeks
The Atlanta Falcons signed former Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich on Tuesday, giving the team immediate depth and a potential contender for the starting job. “First of all, I’m a football player and the last couple of weeks have been tough on me,” said Leftwich, who was cut the week before the season by the Jaguars.
Jordan Babineaux signed a five-year extension with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday opting not to test free agency in the offseason. Babineaux, nicknamed “Big Play Babs” by his teammates, could have become an unrestricted free agent after the 2007 season, but will now remain in a Seahawks uniform through the 2012 season.
Kevin Everett could be transferred to a Houston hospital by this weekend to begin the next phase of the Buffalo Bills tight end’s rehabilitation, a person close to the family told Sports Betting News on Tuesday. “That’s the plan that probably by the end of the week, if progress remains the same, he’ll be transferred
The New York Jets placed Pro Bowl kick returner-cornerback Justin Miller on injured reserve Tuesday because of a knee injury. The speedy Miller, who led the NFL last season in yards per kickoff return, injured his right knee during a 22-yard return early in the second quarter of New York’s 20-13 loss at Baltimore on
Suspended defensive tackle Tank Johnson signed a two-year contract Tuesday with the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson, who played the last three seasons for the Chicago Bears, can’t play for the Cowboys until he completes his eight-game NFL suspension for violating probation on a gun charge. He has served the first two games of that suspension.